Unveiled: 2012 Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept
The DNA dates back 50 years to Renault's original Alpine A110. Now, a new era is upon us, and the next generation Alpine A110-50 will soon grace the streets in its stunning blue and orange glory. In honor of the classic, Renault gave the new A110-50 a touch of nostalgia. The updated Alpine receives a new version of the traditional "Alpine Blue" paint job. The lights are sculpted seamlessly into the front end, including yellow, half-halo LEDs as a modern nod to the original rally car, but that's where the similarities end.
The sexy, new Alpine comes with flared fender arches, sleek carbon fiber bodywork, a front splitter and diffuser, scissor doors and a rear wing suitable for a spaceship. I mean, just look at that thing.
The A110-50 sits on the same platform as the Megane Trophy, riding on with adjustable Sachs dampers and blacked-out, 21-inch wheels. On-board, it lacks ABS or traction control, making this one badass driving machine.
Powered by Renault's V4Y engine, the mid-rear, 3.5-liter V6 will effortlessly crank out 400 hp and send it only to the rear wheels. An intake mounted on the roof funnels clean air into the engine's carbon fiber intake. Two bright orange side intakes manage air outside the mechanical bits. The one on the left cooling the engine bay, and the one on the right sending fresh air towards the gearbox.
The Alpine A110-50 is equipped with an F1-style gearbox mounted to the V6. This transmission features a semi-automatic, sequential six-speed with paddle shifters. The gearbox's twin-plate clutch is controlled by either a traditional clutch pedal or a paddle on the steering wheel, just like on a modern F1 car. Standing start practice, anyone?
We here at BoldRide love the idea and design of this anniversary concept. The new A110-50 honors the original in all the right ways.
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